Hundreds Pack Portland For 'World Beard & Moustache Championships'

A large crowd gathered at Keller Auditorium for the "2014 World Beard & Moustache Championships." Watch our video to see one how one of the participants prepared for the competition.

Halloween Comes To Town With 'Run Like Hell' Fun Run

OPB | Oct. 26, 2014 11:45 a.m.

 Hundreds broke out their Halloween costumes a little early to run through downtown Portland for the 11th annual "Run Like Hell" fun run. Costumes ranged from a simple mustache on the face, to a full-fledged R2-D2 from the world-famous Star Wars series.

Oregon Historical Photo: Women’s Suffrage Campaign

OPB | Oct. 27, 2014 midnight

In 1912, Oregon women waged an energetic campaign for the right to vote. Find out how their mobilization led to social reforms around the state and across the country.

Oregon Historical Photo: Snowy Crater Lake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014 midnight

As a young boy in Kansas, William Gladstone Steel became fascinated with Crater Lake. Find out how this boyhood interest fueled his quest to preserve Crater Lake for future generations.

Oregon Historical Photo: Renaissance Man C.E.S. Wood

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014 midnight

As a young West Point graduate, C.E.S. Wood fought in the Nez Perce War of 1877 and recorded Chief Joseph’s words of surrender. Find out about Wood’s significant and lasting legacy in Portland.

Oregon Historical Photo: Logging In Wallowa County

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014 midnight

In the 1920s, blacks and whites lived and worked in Maxville, a small logging community in northeast Oregon. Find out how one African-American logger’s daughter learned about a vanished town’s history.

Oregon Historical Photo: Sternwheeler On The Columbia River

OPB | Sept. 29, 2014 midnight

Before the turn of the 20th century, a patchwork of river and rail transit carried goods and passengers through the Columbia River Gorge. Find out how engineering breakthroughs opened up the corridor from Oregon’s interior to its seacoast.

Oregon Historical Photo: Fighting In The Lava Beds During Modoc War

OPB | Sept. 22, 2014 midnight

During the Modoc War, the Modocs retreated to the lava beds after a series of skirmishes with the U.S. government. Learn how knowledge of the lava beds allowed the outnumbered Modocs to hold off the U.S. army for so long.

Oregon Historical Photo: Sam Hill’s Columbia River Highway

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 midnight

Over 100 years ago, Sam Hill dreamed of a modern paved highway that would carry motorists through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. But popular belief held that it was an engineering impossibility.

Oregon Historical Photo: Chef Henry Thiele & Family

OPB | Sept. 08, 2014 midnight

Portland native James Beard embraced his mother’s passion for excellent food and was also influenced by European-trained chefs like Henry Thiele. Find out how Beard championed Oregon’s cuisine.

Oregon Historical Photo: Pristine Bull Run Water

OPB | Sept. 01, 2014 midnight

Few Portlanders know the story behind the ingenious gravity-based system that delivers pure water to their taps from a source near Mount Hood. Find out how water was first piped from Bull Run Lake nearly 120 years ago.

Oregon Historical Photo: Votes For Women Tonight

OPB |Aug. 18, 2014 midnight

Oregon lagged behind Idaho, Washington and California in extending voting rights to women. But in 1912, supporters ran a successful campaign using modern strategies. Find out how this led to social improvements in Oregon and nationwide.

'Art Behind Barbed Wire' Features Arts & Crafts From Japanese-American Internment Camps

OPB |Aug. 14, 2014 midnight

A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

Oregon Historical Photo: Roaring Springs Cave, 1938

OPB |Aug. 11, 2014 midnight

In the late 1930s, archaeologist Dr. Luther Cressman and his crew made groundbreaking discoveries in Southeastern Oregon’s ancient caves. Learn how Cressman challenged prevailing scientific beliefs about the first human settlements in the Americas.

Community Cycling Center Signals Turn Toward Social Avenues

OPB |Aug. 05, 2014 midnight

The Community Cycling Center in Northeast Portland plans to strengthen its role as an advocate for the communities it serves.

Oregon Historical Photo: Portland's Silver Saloon

OPB |Aug. 04, 2014 midnight

Oregon’s craft-beer revolutionaries built on the achievements of early immigrant braumeisters. Learn more about the history of our local beer scene.

Project Dayshoot Celebrates Revival, Announces 'Picture Oregon'

OPB |July 30, 2014 midnight

The people behind the revival of Project Dayshoot hope to turn a singular moment in Oregon's history into an ongoing celebration of the state and its people.

Oregon Historical Photo: Salmon Wheel Boat on the Columbia River, 1883

OPB |July 28, 2014 midnight

Fish wheels on the Columbia River allowed huge numbers of salmon to be collected and canned, but this technology and commerce ultimately proved destructive.

Oregon Historical Photo: Streetcars on Portland's Steel Bridge, 1915

OPB |July 21, 2014 midnight

Portland was once one of the nation’s foremost “streetcar cities,” boasting electric-powered public transit that was cheap, convenient and popular.

Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

OPB |July 17, 2014 midnight

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

Superhero Fun Run Draws All-Ages Crowd

OPB |July 15, 2014 midnight

People of all ages dressed up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Girl and more for the third annual Superhero Fun Run. Watch a video of the action.

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Featured: William Stafford Centennial

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

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